30 Day Sweet-free Challenge :: Countdown

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The good news is, I didn’t gain any weight in my pregnancy. 9 days after giving birth I was 2lbs below my pre-pregnancy weight.

The bad news, I was up 25lbs from my low weight in Feb ’11. Going through the big “D” and relocating back to So Cal took a toll on my weight loss progress.

Now that Lulu is getting older and Jack is starting school again…I can get back on the exercise bandwagon and walk him to school in the mornings.

Breastfeeding should boost my calorie burn as well, as we hit that sweet 3-6 month era (where you apparently kick your pregnancy fat store’s booty).

But there is one little vice that needs addressing. Sweets. Baked goods, ice cream, fro yo…pie. I’m hooked! Again!!

I got weaned a bit during my 80lb weight loss in 2009-10. I was eating a Skinny Cow at night and those Trader Joe’s brownies made with applesauce were around a lot too…but I rarely ate extra pasta or bread during that time either.

To get back on track and finish losing the weight I started losing in ’09, the first thing I am going to do is detox off the sugar.

I have set a challenge for myself and you are welcome to join me…30 days, starting on Monday August 27th, 2012 and ending on Tuesday September 25th, 2012, I will not be eating any sweets.

The rules:

    No candy
    No baked goods aside from part of a meal (pizza crust, 1 cup of pasta) but no extras (like rolls, garlic bread, bread n butter…etc)
    No ice cream or frozen yogurt
    No pudding
    Just no dessert in general

What’s ok:

    Popcorn
    Fruit
    Nuts (carefully)
    Nut butters (also carefully)

Basically, I need to kick my dependency on nighttime sweets…which is leaking over into daytime sweets too. Cold turkey seems like the way to go for me.

In addition to foods that are ok, I am allowing myself:

    Gum
    Mints (like Tic Tacs and Altoids)
    And Diet Soda (I know, I know…but I need something)

Now you know, and I can be accountable for it. Let you know how it’s going on Monday when I start.

In the meantime, I am finishing off all the sweets in the house (not binging or anything, just letting them naturally run out without replacing them) and running out the clock. Might have to hit Yogurtland one more time too…

Wish me luck!!!

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Roxycraft is Tamie Oldridge. Wife, Mother, moderately crafty, slightly domestic, an inconsistent blogger, average recipe follower and generally mediocre human creature. Enjoys hearts, rainbows and combinations of the two...most things bright and shiny. She is sincerely glad you bothered to read her blog and even more appreciative you have read this and tolerated her writing about herself in the the third person.

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